Former Nintendo President, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Passes Away

- 09-19-13Videogames Posted by Brent Cook

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Despite the fact that the majority of gamers are having a wonderful time playing GTA V, today will go down as a sad day for gaming. We now have word that Nintendo’s former President, Hiroshi Yamauchi, has passed away at the age of 85.

Running the company from 1949- 2002, Yamauchi was responsible for Nintendo throughout not only the most important years of the company, but also the most important years in gaming. Taking over as president of Nintendo when it was still just a trading card company, he made the decision to move the company toward electronic entertainment, and his vision and creativity is seen through Nintendo’s entire gaming history, as he grew and expanded video gaming itself.

Having been president of the company through its ground breaking NES console, all the way through to its performance focused GameCube, Yamauchi was a major player in arguably the best period in gaming; okay, I know that is almost the entire period of gaming, but you can just look at what gaming has morphed into, from what it originally was, and you’ll see Nintendo’s, and in turn, Hiroshi Yamauchi’s, fingerprints all over it.

As a man that has helped build the gaming industry into the unbelievable monster that it is today, and in turn has provided us with years of entertainment, the legacy of Nintendo’s former President will surely live on. It is without a doubt that Hiroshi Yamauchi’s influence will continue to be felt throughout the gaming world for years to come.

 

[BBC News]

The BastardCast vs The Day The Earth Twerked Still

- 08-30-13Featured Posted by Team Bastard

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This week on the The BastardCast, Jason and Jeremy sift through the sickness of the Batlash about Batfleck (keep those open letters coming, folks). Also, the Lizard King is coming for Tony Stark, a Power Ranger is green with Wolverine envy, and Uwe Boll would like your money, please and thank you.

Do you need more? How about a discussion about what makes a nerd and how we’re a bit tired of having to prove ourselves worthy? Too serious? WE’RE BRINGING BACK TACO TALK!

There, all better. Does your soul ache for more content? Really? Fine! We’re talking about the Lobo redesign, Nintendo’s price cut, and Lego Stan Lee too!

All that and a bunch of super clever twerking jokes on The BastardCast.

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Relive Microsoft’s, Sony’s, & Nintendo’s E3 Presentaions in Under 15 Minutes!

- 06-20-13Funny Videos, Videogames Posted by Sarah Moran

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E3 has come and gone for another year. There were some HUGE announcements, along with some HUGE disappointments. I’m looking at you, Microsoft, even with your shameless backpedaling. But Sony scored big when they finally unveiled the PS4, and Nintendo, well, they’re still making Mario games and I can never find fault with that.

YouTube channel, VideoGamerTV has released an abridged version of each of those big three presentations compiled by Matt Lees (@Jam_Sponge). They’re hilarious and likely more informative than the constant influx of information that hit your Twitter stream during the conference. So sit back, relax, and relive the ups and downs of this year’s E3.

Nerd Art Dump: Marvel/DC Mash Up Heroes, ‘Hannibal’, Zombie E.T. and MOAR!

- 06-13-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

 

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: Taking the best of what Marvel and DC have to offer artist Eric Guzman has combined several heroes and villains into one cool mash-up. And everything fits so well together too! [The Mary Sue]

Hit the jump for Green Arrow and Black Canary, Daleks in the rain and more. (more…)

Nerd Art Dump: Adventures of The Doctor, Superhero Origins, Jon Snow & MOAR!

- 06-06-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: With Matt Smith about to bow out of Doctor Who, Zzoha and other artists offer a send off. Featured as part of a Doctor Who Fan book, the above is a trippy adventure between the Doctor and Clara. [Deviant Art]

Hit the jump for Donkey Kong, Carol Marcus and more.
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Nerd Art Dump: Pepper’s Potts, TMNT, Snow White with a Twist and, MOAR!

- 05-23-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: Move over Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear has ditched the plastic and upgraded to a sleek new casing thanks to DanLuVisiArt. Sporting some five o’clock shadow and a working laser Buzz is fit and ready to fight for Star Command against the forces of Zurg and his plans of interstellar domination. [Geek Tyrant]

Hit the jump for Man of Steel, Community and more.
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Nerd Art Dump: ‘The Hobbit’- Cat Edition, Disney Game of Thrones, the Creepiest Joker Ever & MOAR!

- 03-21-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: A cat version of Bilbo by Andrea Femerstrand being creeped up on by a cat version of Gollum, wonderful. The Hobbit made it’self a lot of money last year but if you redo it with cats… You’ll be purring all the way to the bank! [The Mary Sue]

Hit the jump for Deadpool mashups, Corgis and Kocks! (You’re reading that correctly)
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Nerd Art Dump: Disney Princess Jedi Knights, Mondo’s ‘Brave’ poster, Super Villain Arm Wrestling & MOAR!

- 02-28-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: It’s good to see Disney is putting their ownership of the Star Wars franchise to good use, like making their princesses jedi knights. Ok, they didn’t, but Ralph Sevelius did. [Nerrrding]

Hit the jump for Game of Thrones, cat burglars and a Marvel/Tron crossover! (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Lady Rocketeer, DIY Comic Lanterns, Team Unicorn, Pixar Phoenix and MOAR!!!

- 02-13-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Videogames Posted by Regina Lizik

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: Cosplayer Riddle salutes the iconic Rocketeer with her feminine take on the character. [Pix and Words]

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This super cool N64 controller has been given a NES make-over by designer Zoki64. Check out Nerd Approved for other images and a video!

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The gals of the International House of Geek give a tutorial on how to make these nerdy comic book inspired lanterns. Perfect for that romantic Valentine’s Day dinner you’ll be having by yourself in your mom’s basement.

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As if coffee could get any better! With this LEGO mug from ThinkGeek, you can build while you drink the nectar of the caffeinated gods! Uh, but I’d be careful not to get too excited by what you’re building. You don’t want to spill your coffee.

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PEPP-ER-ON-I!!! PEPP-ER-ON-I! [Obvious Winner]

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This XKCD is actually not new. It came across my Twitter feed today and I felt it needed to be shared, especially because as nerds, we tend to feel like crap about ourselves. So here’s a reminder that you’re wonderful. Aw.

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The rest of you mashup artists can just GO HOME because Phil Postma has pwned you all with his superhero/Pixar combos. [Nerd Approved]

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TARDIS coasters from ThinkGeek! Whatever, I’m just waiting for someone to make me a wine glass that’s bigger on the inside so that no one knows how much Shiraz I’m imbibing.

The ladies of Team Unicorn are being super teases and only giving us a 30 second look into their new video “For the Win.”

This video game retrospective of Aliens goes all the way back to the 1982 Atari game. Really crazy to see the Commodore 64 graphics, computers have come a long way in just a few decades!

Despite the fact that BlackBerry is a dead company walking, they’re very smart to capitalize on the nerdlove we all have for Neil Gaiman. His “Keep Moving” project was also one of the most beautiful things I saw happen on Twitter last week.

And now, T-Shirts You Gotta Buy…TODAY! (Before they’re gone.)

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Don’t forget about our Nerd Bastards’ tees, available at RedBubble!

The Bastardcast vs the Terminator, Tacos, and Tickle Fights #FebruMurray

- 02-03-13Featured Posted by Team Bastard

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This time on The Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy get in touch with their feelings and talk about a bedridden hedgehog, dildo carnival workers, Indiana Jones and the Quest for the Destroyed Legacy, more premature statements about the death of Nintendo, stupid Senators and the jackasses who love them, the great Taco revolution, and re-animated space monkeys. Also on the show: Ahnold’s “Ohhhhh” face and a handy guide to self surgery. All of that, plus:


radiobastard-februmurray-1THE GREATEST TRIBUTE TO THE GREATEST MAN IN THE HISTORY OF GREATNESS AND MEN! FEBRU-MURRAY. A month long tribute to Bill Murray in 4 parts.
(used with love and respect, Eclectic MethodBill Murray)